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“And the winner is…” or will be… one of nine films nominated today for this year’s Academy Award as best picture. They are: “Lincoln,” “Argo,” “Life of Pi,” “Zero Dark Thirty,” “Django Unchained,” “Silver Linings Playbook,” “Amour” “Les Miserable” and “Beasts of the Southern Wild.” We’ll get an assessment of what the Academy is up to.
John Brennan has been named to succeed David Petraeus as head of the CIA. Will the agency focus on gathering intelligence—its original mission—or continue launching drones for targeted killings? Will Brennan’s close relationship to the President enhance the CIA’s role in the conduct of foreign policy?
Tim Weiner, journalist and author (@TimWeinerAuthor)
Mary Ellen O'Connell, Professor of International Law, Notre Dame Law School
Paul Pillar, Georgetown University / Brookings Institution (@GeorgetownCSS)
Victor Davis Hanson, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution